U.S. Embassy Amman PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy in Amman Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

Purpose of Grants: PAS Amman invites proposals from U.S. and Jordanian not-for-profit civil society organizations, think tanks, cultural and arts organizations, government institutions, and academic institutions for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Jordan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Particular consideration will be given to programs with strategic and sustained activities for a duration of 12-18 months, as well as to applications that integrate multiple aspects of U.S. public diplomacy (e.g. American Spaces, Regional English Language Office, youth and opinion leaders, alumni outreach, etc.)

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline for Applications: January 25, 2024 (Cycle A); May 2, 2024 (Cycle B)

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Priority will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following program areas: 1. U.S.-Jordan Bilateral Relationship – Programs that seek to promote a greater understanding of U.S. policies, culture, and society to Jordanian audiences; activities that promote shared values and interests between the American and Jordanian people; and projects that build people-to-people ties. Particular consideration will be given to activities that promote that 75th anniversary of U.S.-Jordanian bilateral relations. 2. Regional Security – Programs that address issues of regional security and enhanced stability, strengthen community resilience to extremism and/or provide opportunities to vulnerable communities (especially women and youth), or increase public understanding of the U.S.-Jordan security partnership.
3. Inclusive Economic Growth – Programs related to skill building and upskilling Jordan’s large, tech-savvy youth workforce through entrepreneurship and economic training and education, vocational skills building, education to employment training, and experiential learning activities that promote innovation-driven economic growth and inclusion of Jordanian women and youth in the country’s workforce and leadership.
4. Diversity and Inclusion – Programs that promote civic engagement and volunteerism, encourage a deepened understanding of diversity and inclusion in Jordan, and support tolerance and equity of others through inclusive, constructive, public discourse.
5. Climate Action -- Programs that increase awareness of the destabilizing impacts of climate change (especially water scarcity) and that encourage climate education and mitigation.
6. Higher Education – Programs that promote study in the United States, the building of linkages between American and Jordanian academic institutions, and training opportunities for Jordanian students or faculty.
7. Countering Disinformation/Misinformation – Programs that build media and digital literacy, promote resilience among the Jordanian audiences against disinformation, and raise awareness of the importance of countering mis/disinformation.

Eligibility Requirements

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Jordan: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience • Individuals; An individual person can apply for up to $150,000 in funding • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions

Amount Description

Maximum for Each Award: $500,000

Minimum for Each Award: $50,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Arts & Humanities
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 2, 2024